Certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Dr. Eric Greska is a Strength & Conditioning Specialist.  He is also an Assistant Professor in Health, Leisure, & Exercise Science at the University of West Florida, as well as part of the Research Consortium for MOVE PERIOD.  

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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

NSCA:  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS *D) & Certified Personal Trainer with Distinction (CPT *D)
USA Track and Field:  Certified Level I Coach
USA Weightlifting:  Certified Club Coach
Functional Movement Systems:  Functional Movement Screen Certified Specialist
American Red Cross:  Certified CPR and First Aid
 



Eric Greska, Ph.D., CSCS *D, CPT *D 

Research Consortium

 

2008-2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant
Lead Instructor
EXSC417 – Biomechanics/Advanced Kinesiology
College of Education, Department of Human Movement Science
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia


2007-2008 Adjunct Instructor
Lead Instructor
PET4310 – Biomechanics
PET2824 – Analysis of Team Sports
College of Professional Studies, Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise
Science
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida


2007-2008 Graduate Research Assistant
Biomechanics Laboratory
College of Professional Studies, Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise
Science
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida


2004-2008 Strength and Conditioning Coach
Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer
Athletics Department
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida


2003-2005 Assistant Coach
Women’s Track and Field
Athletics Department
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida



GRANTS

Funded


Greska, E. 2006. Development of an Instrument to Measure Trichotomous Achievement Goal
Orientations in Physical Activity and Sport Settings. Undergraduate research grant,
University of West Florida. $1,000.

 

Submitted – Not Funded


Co-Investigator, $100,000 with National Football Association Charities: The Effects of an 8-week
Fatigue Based Injury Prevention Program on Lower Extremity Biomechanics. Submitted
June 2010.


Co-Investigator, $200,000 with Commonwealth Health Research Board: Prevention of Lower
Extremity Injuries: A novel approach using a fatigue based injury prevention program.
Submitted October 2010.


Co-Sponsor, $22,000 with Old Dominion University Honors College Undergraduate Research
Apprenticeship Program (URAP) department grant. Submitted October 2010


Co-Sponsor, $22,000 with Old Dominion University Honors College Undergraduate Research
Apprenticeship Program (URAP) department grant. Submitted October 2011

 


RESEARCH
Articles - Published


Cortes N, Greska E, Kollock R, Ambegoankar J, Onate J. Lower Extremity Biomechanics
Progressively Altered With a Short-Term Fatigue Protocol. The Journal of
Athletic Training. Accepted for publication March 22, 2012; Manuscript ID:JAT0219-11R1
Cortes N, Quammen D, Lucci S, Greska E, Onate J. A Functional Agility Short-Term Fatigue
Protocol Changes Lower Extremity Mechanics. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2012; 30(8): 797-805


Grieco C, Cortes N, Greska E, Lucci S, Onate J. Neuromuscular Training Program Improves
VO2peak and Running Economy in Division I Female Soccer Players. Journal of Strength
and Conditioning Research. 2011 Nov 19; epub ahead of print [PMID: 22105047]


Greska EK, Cortes N, Van Lunen BL, Onate JA. A feedback inclusive neuromuscular
training program alters frontal plane mechanics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning
Research. 2012; 26(6): 1609-1619


McCann R, Cortes N, Van Lunen B, Greska E, Ringleb S, Onate J. Long-term
neuromuscular changes following an injury prevention program for ACL injuries.
International Journal of Athletic Therapy Today. 2011; 16(4): 16-20

 


Articles - Under Review


Greska E, Cortes N, Rickman A, Kollock R, Ambegaonkar J, Onate J. The effect of sequential
fatigue on lower extremity biomechanics during a crossover task. Submitted to The

Journal of Applied Biomechanics.



 

ARTICLES - In Preparation

 

Greska E, Cortes N, Kollock R, Van Lunen B, Ringleb S, Onate J. Neuromuscular training and
fatigue influence multiplanar alterations in knee and hip mechanics.


Greska E, Cortes N, Ringleb S, Van Lunen B. Neuromechanical differences between dominant
and non-dominant limbs during an unanticipated sidestep cutting task.


Greska E, Ringleb S, Cortes N, Onate J, Van Lunen B. The effect of fatigue and limb dominance
on neuromechanics of the lower extremity.


Greska E, Cortes N, Ringleb S, Onate J, Van Lunen B. The effect of a post-fatigue
neuromuscular training program on lower extremity neuromechanical homeostasis during
fatigue


Sullivan C, Cortes N, Ringleb S, Greska E, Van Lunen B. The effect of maturation on hip and
knee kinetics and kinematics during an unanticipated sidestep cutting task in male youth
lacrosse players.

 


Abstracts - Published


Greska E, Cortes N, Ringleb S, Samaan M, Van Lunen B. 2012. The effects of leg dominance,
neuromuscular training, and fatigue on bilateral lower extremity kinematics. American
Society of Biomechanics – Annual Meeting. Gainesville, FL. [Refereed]


Cortes N, Bamberg J, Greska E, Ringleb S, Van Lunen B. 2012. The influence of fatigue on
landing mechanics in youth male lacrosse athletes. American Society of Biomechanics –
Annual Meeting. Gainesville, FL. [Refereed]


Greska E, Cortes N, Ringleb S, Spear A, Jordan A, Van Lunen B. 2012. Hip and knee mechanics
during a sidestep cutting task unaffected by limb dominance. Medicine and Science in
Sports and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free Communications, Vol.
44, no. 5., S445 San Francisco, CA. [Refereed]


Rickman A, Cortes N, Greska E, Ambegaonkar J, Onate J. 2012. Knee biomechanics of a
crossover task following a neuromuscular training program. Medicine and Science in
Sports and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free Communications, Vol.
44, no. 5., S717 San Francisco, CA. [Refereed]


Cortes N, Morrison S, Van Lunen B, Greska E, Onate J. 2012. Knee position And loading is
influenced by foot-landing technique. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
American College of Sports Medicine - Free Communications, Vol. 44, no. 5., S441 San
Francisco, CA. [Refereed]


Greska E, Cortes N, Samaan M, Onate J, Ringleb S, Van Lunen B. 2012. Fatigue effects
neuromechanical control of the lower extremity during a sidestep task. ACL Research
Retreat V. Greensboro, NC. Journal of Athletic Training [Refereed]


Cortes N, Greska E, Ambegaonkar J, Benjaminse A, Onate J. Landing technique affects knee
position during a pivot task. ACL Research Retreat V. Greensboro, NC. Journal of
Athletic Training [Refereed]


Greska E, Cortes N, Kollock R, Van Lunen B, Ringleb S, Onate J. 2011. Neuromuscular training
and fatigue alter knee and hip mechanics in multiple planes. 2011 National Strength and
Conditioning Association Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. [Refereed]

 


Curriculum Vitae Eric Greska, PhD, CSCS *D, CPT *D 5


Snyder L, Van Lunen B, Greska E, Arnold B, Kaminski T, Onate J. 2011. Isometric, isokinetic,
and isotonic strength evaluation of subjects with stable and unstable ankles. 2011
National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
[Refereed]


Cortes N, Greska E, Jones M, Onate J. 2011. Peak vertical power is correlated with performance
in collegiate soccer athletes. 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association
Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. [Refereed]


Greska E, Cortes N, Kollock R, Onate J, Van Lunen B. 2011. On-Field neuromuscular training
alters hip and knee mechanics in female collegiate soccer players. Medicine and Science
in Sports and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free Communications,
Vol. 43, no. 5., S290 Denver, CO. [Refereed]


Kollock R, Cortes N, Greska E, Van Lunen B, Onate J. 2011. Relationship of isometric peak
torque and rate of torque development to single leg hop performance. Medicine and
Science in Sports and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free
Communications, Vol. 43, no. 5., S293. Denver, CO. [Refereed]


Rickman A, Cortes N, Greska E, Kollock R, Ambegoankar J, Jones M, Onate J. 2011. The effect
of sequential fatigue on lower extremity biomechanics during a crossover task. Medicine
and Science in Sports and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free
Communications, Vol. 43, no. 5, S288. Denver, CO. [Refereed]


Cortes N, Greska E, Kollock R, Onate J. 2011. Sequential fatigue progressively alters lower
extremity biomechanics. British Journal of Sports Medicine. International Olympic
Committee World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport. Vol. 45, no. 4,
340-341. Monte-Carlo, Monaco. [Refereed]


Sullivan C, Greska E, Cortes N, Ringleb S, Van Lunen B. 2011. Maturation does not influence

mechanics in adolescent male lacrosse athletes during an unanticipated sidestep cutting
task. Journal of Athletic Training. National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Vol. 46, S70.
New Orleans, LA. [Refereed]


Greska E, Cortes N, Onate JA. 2010. A 10-week neuromuscular training program influences hip
and knee kinematics in female collegiate soccer players. Medicine and Science in Sports
and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free Communications, Vol. 42, no.
5. Baltimore, MD: S479. [Refereed]


Greska E, Cortes N, Ringleb S, Onate J. 2010. The influence of a neuromuscular training
program on landing mechanics while fatigued. American Society of Biomechanics -
Annual Meeting. Providence, RI [Refereed]


Grieco CR, Greska E, Lucci S, Cortes N, Onate JA. 2010. Effect of neuromuscular training on
VO2peak and running economy in Division I female soccer players. Medicine and
Science in Sports and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free
Communications, Vol. 42, no. 5. Baltimore, MD: S207. [Refereed]


McCann R, Onate JA, Greska E, Cortes N, Van Lunen B. 2010. A strength and agility training
program reduces knee valgus angle at initial contact. Journal of Athletic Training. NATA
Annual Meeting - Free Communications, Vol. 45, no. 3. Philadelphia, PA: S71. [Refereed]


Onate JA, Cortes N, Greska E, Hertel J, Van Lunen B. 2010. Hip strength correlates more with
frontal plane than sagittal plane knee and hip kinematics during a stop-jump. Medicine
and Science in Sports and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free
Communications, Vol. 42, no. 5. Baltimore, MD. (June): S69. [Refereed]

 


Curriculum Vitae Eric Greska, PhD, CSCS *D, CPT *D 6


Samaan M, Ringleb S, Choisne J, Bawab S, Cortes N, Greska E, Onate J. 2010. Understanding
knee motion during a side step cutting task. American Society of Biomechanics - Annual
Meeting. Providence, RI [Non-Refereed]


Greska, E., Bennett, J., Cosio-Lima, L. 2008. The Relationship Between Body Composition and
Anaerobic Power in Collegiate Fastpitch Softball Players. Medicine and Science in Sports
and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine - Free Communications, Vol. 40, no.
5. Baltimore, MD: S278. [Refereed]


PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES/ CLINICS
Greska E, Cortes N, Samaan M, Onate J, Ringleb S, Van Lunen B. 2012. Fatigue effects
neuromechanical control of the lower extremity during a sidestep task. ACL Research
Retreat V. Greensboro, NC.
Greska, E., Todorovich, J., Ryan, S. 2006. Enhancing Physical Performance. Florida Association
for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport (FAHPERDS), Orlando, FL.
Greska, E. 2006. Dynamic Warm-up. NCAA Youth Education in Sport (YES) Clinic, Division II
National Championships Fall Festival, Pensacola, FL.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Greska, E. (2011). Recognizing Risk Factors for Lower Extremity Injuries and Application of
Prevention Techniques in High School Athletics. Requested presentation for Norfolk
Academy, Athletic Director Mary Peecie, Norfolk, VA.
Greska, E. (2011). Injury Reduction and Performance Enhancement Through Proper Movement
Patterns in Adolescent Soccer Athletes. Requested presentation for Old Dominion
University Summer Soccer Camps, Coach Joe Pereira, Norfolk, VA.
Greska, E. (2006). The Effects of Resistance Training on Performance and Injury Reduction in
Adolescent Soccer Athletes. Requested presentation for University of West Florida
Summer Soccer Camps, Coach Bill Elliot, Pensacola, FL.
Greska, E. (2006). Utilizing Dynamic Warm-ups and Dynamic Stretching Within the Physical
Education and Sport Environments. Requested presentation for PET 4442 Physical
Education in the High School, Dr. Stu Ryan, Pensacola, FL.
Greska, E. (2005). Using Technology to Encourage Physical Activity. Requested presentation
for PET 4720 Physical Education in Elementary School, Dr. Stu Ryan, Pensacola, FL.


AWARDS-SCHOLARSHIPS-HONORS-RECOGNITIONS
• 2007 Major of the Year, National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)



EDUCATION

Old Dominion University - Norfolk, Virginia

Ph.D. - Human Movement Science

May 2012
Dissertation: “The Influence of Inter-limb Differences on Anterior Cruciate
Ligament Injury Risk Factors in Female Collegiate Soccer Athletes”


University of West Florida - Pensacola, Florida

M.S. - Exercise Science

Concentration: Biomechanics
August 2008

​University of West Florida - Pensacola, Florida

B.S. - Physical Education

December 2006


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012- Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
College of Professional Studies, Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida

 

2010-2012 Graduate Research Assistant
Center for Brain Research and Rehabilitation
College of Health Sciences, School of Physical Therapy
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

 

2009-2011 Adjunct Instructor
Lead Instructor
EXSC417 – Biomechanics/Advanced Kinesiology
College of Education, Department of Human Movement Science
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia


2008-2011 Laboratory Manager
Motion Analysis Laboratory
College of Education, Department of Human Movement Science
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

MOVE PERIOD

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Pensacola, FL   32501 

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